Health Informatics

This team will focus on the tools used to record, integrate and present clinical data with a special emphasis given to the interfaces of electronic patient records, and the effectiveness of different summarization mechanisms. The Business Process Management and Performance in Healthcare team will focus on studying the optimization of healthcare information flow and the evaluation of its performance by the use of quality indicators. The Security team will focus on role‑based access control, along with data encryption and digital signing to check the integrity of patient data.

The Medical Education enhanced by Innovative Technologies team will focus on studying how to integrate traditional teaching and e-learning in an effective way to teach medical students and healthcare professionals, as well as on developing simulation-based technologies to enhance teaching and training in healthcare. The main objectives are produce research on:

  1. Health Information Systems - tools used to record,integrate and present clinical data as part of ICT systems and services for Integrated Care.Special emphasis to user interfaces of Electronic Health Records (EHR),and effective summarization methods.
  2. Health data standards and controlled vocabularies - defining codification systems and the meaning of each code (eg. CIPE).Also,the definition of concepts archetypes and templates for data collection using two-‐‑level modeling technologies (eg. openEHR).These topics are central to eHealth interoperability.
  3. Business Process Management and Performance in Healthcare ‐ optimization of information flow and evaluation of its performance by the use of quality indicators.This research can be used in the foresight for health policy development and regulation.
  4. Security ‐ Access control will be our main security concern,along with data encryption and digital signing to check the integrity of data.We are studying theoretical models, and its application in real healthcare scenarios.
  5. Medical Education enhanced by Innovative Technologies ‐ integrate traditional teaching and e-learning in an effective way to teach healthcare students and professionals. We are also developing simulation‑based technologies to enhance teaching and training in healthcare and evaluating the educational and clinical impact of simulation-based training.
  6. Self‑management of health and disease ‑ research in mobile and/or portable and other new tools,sensors and devices for monitoring and Personal Health Records to integrate with digital medical signal acquisition and processing.This will empower citizens to manage their own health and disease and result in more cost‑effective healthcare systems by enabling the management of chronic diseases outside institutions,improving health outcomes, and encourage healthy citizens to remain so.

Integrated Members

 Alberto Freitas    Alexandrina Cardoso    Ana Margarida Ferreira    carla sa couto   EC 
Alberto
Freitas
  Alexandrina
Cardoso
  Ana
Margarida Ferreira
  Carla
Sá-Couto
  Emanuel
Catumbela

 

 Paulino Sousa;    P marques    Ricardo Correia    Ricardo Martinho
Paulino
Sousa
  Pedro
Vieira-Marques
  Ricardo
Correia [PI]
  Ricardo
Martinho

Other PhD Members

  • Álvaro Manuel Reis da Rocha
  • Domingos Alves
  • Filipe Miguel Soares Pereira
  • Inês de Castro Dutra
  • Ismael Caballero Muñoz-Reja
  • Jeremy Wyatt
  • Juliano Souza Gaspar
  • Luis Filipe Coelho Antunes
  • Manuel Eduardo Carvalho Duarte Correia
  • Maria Helena de Agrela Gonçalves Jardim
  • Nicholas Hardiker
  • Ovídio António Pereira da Costa
  • Pedro Miguel Alves Brandão
  • Peter Andriessen
  • Rui Pedro Charters Lopes Rijo
  • Sandra da Silva Mattos
  • Sergi Robles
  • William T. F. Goossen
  • Zilma Silveira Nogueira Reis

Other researchers

  • Daniel Cláudio Pereira
  • Duarte Manuel Veiga Dias Ferreira
  • Egídio Samuel Luizinho Frade
  • Gustavo Marísio Bacelar da Silva
  • Joana Moreira Diz
  • João Augusto Pinho da Costa das Neves Viana
  • João Vasco Nunes dos Santos
  • Júlio César Botelho de Souza
  • Manuel António Gonçalves de Pinho
  • Nuno Fernando Rodrigues da Silva
  • Sandra Filipa Canário de Almeida
  • Tiago Nuno Silva e Costa

 

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